Insight in Arachnids

 Gorgeous Photographs by Junkaholique

I sent this to a friend recently 
hoping to help fill in some of the space with understanding words
but quickly and quietly afterward I could not pull myself from it

                    A Noiseless Patient Spider

A NOISELESS, patient spider,
I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself;
Ever unreeling them—ever tirelessly speeding them.         5
And you, O my Soul, where you stand,
Surrounded, surrounded, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing,—seeking the spheres, to connect them;
Till the bridge you will need, be form’d—till the ductile anchor hold;
Till the gossamer thread you fling, catch somewhere, O my Soul.  10

1 comment:

Steph said...


really beautiful.